Home Alone

Tips to determine if your child is ready One of the most difficult decisions a parent must make is to determine when it is safe to leave a child home alone. In Ohio, there is no specific age after which a child can legally stay home specified by the state or our local counties. Children…

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A Happy Resolution

Between well intentioned family, friends, social and main stream media it seems everyone is making resolutions to ring in the New Year. By mid-January you may be rocking your goals and feeling great, or giving in to habits or behaviors you set out to change. As a parent my goals stay pretty consistent from one…

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Feeding the Birds

Benefits the birds and your family Winter is the season birds most heavily rely on feeders to supplement their natural diets. Over a hundred species of birds will visit feeders in winter when food is scarce. Some species will also use them to refuel during spring and fall migrations, and some will use them while…

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How to Make the Most of Winter Break

For some families the anticipation of a 2 week winter break is just as exciting for the grownups as it is the kids. Other parents may feel overwhelmed by the prospect of children being home. In either case it is important to plan ahead. Here are few tips to help your family make the most…

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